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Don Mateo Picanteria Cusquena

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Jr. Pumacahua 202-A | Urb. Tahuantinsuyo, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 232609
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Central America
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

This restaurant is located right next door to our hostel, so needless to stay it was very convenient to stop by. On the first visit we stopped for coffee to try it out and the second time we took the kids (3 and 8) for dinner and sampled the food they had on offer. We also spoke to other people... More 

1 Thank mkileytupy
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2013

This restaurant was refered to us by the owner of a hostel in Mancora. When my boyfriend and I arrived, we felt very welcomed. One of the chef, Franco, gave us the menu and we asked him to explain the peruvian/ cuscanian specialties. He described each dish in great details. He was patient and could answer each of our questions.... More 

1 Thank Emilie G
Honeydew, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

1. Had the Meditteranean pizza--muy sabroso! 2. Service was very prompt and friendly! My waiter also spoke near-fluent English. I was very impressed! 3. I couldn't recommend this place enough!

3 Thank skunkgirl
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

This place is very charming, it definitely a gem! It's family owned and we actually met the owner's son, whose name is Mateo. So cute! But more importantly the food is just really good, properly cooked and seasoned. I would definitely recommend it to anyone if you want good inexpensive food.

3 Thank ese2012
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

A very friendly, non-touristy restaurant with generous portions and the absolute best lomo saltado we've tried in Peru so far! Definitely recommended (particularly if you're staying just across the street at the Recoleta Hostal).

3 Thank emfromellay
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2011

This place is located across from the recoleta hostel and is fantastic. Franco (the owner) has a passion for food and recommended some great dishes. Try the alpaca..fantatstic. Let Franco recommed something and you won´t go wrong.Thank you Franco for sharing some of Peru´s best dishes with us. Cheers, Alan & Ciara

3 Thank Munster_RFC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Peruvian, South American, Healthy
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr. Pumacahua 202-A | Urb. Tahuantinsuyo, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 232609

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?